While I thought “You Shook Me All Night Long” at full volume was the ultimate AC/DC experience, the folks behind this sonic novelty say Backtracks is, in fact, the utmost form of the fundamental Australian rock and roll band. The deluxe collector’s limited edition contains CDs, DVDs, a vinyl LP, a coffee table book, lithographs, a Bon Scott parrot tattoo replica and more, all boxed in a working guitar amplifier. The standard edition (seen here) involves less, but the still exciting contents include a disc of studio rarities, another filled with live rarities, a “Family Jewels Disc Three” DVD and a grip of bonus videos.
One lucky reader can win his or her very own copy of the Backtracks standard edition (parrot tattoo not included). To win, compose your ultimate 10-song, ’70s/early ’80s hard rock playlist and post it as a comment on this article.
Let There Be Quiz
1) Which was AC/DC’s most successful album?
a. High Voltage
b. Highway to Hell
c. Back in Black
d. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
2) George Young, AC/DC producer and older brother to Malcolm and Angus, was in what Australian band?
a. The Saints
b. Air Supply
d. The Easybeats
3) In 1980, AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was found dead in a car in London. What killed him?
a. Automobile accident
b. Alcohol poisoning
c. Autoerotic asphyxiation
d. Death by misadventure
4) In Australia, the band is known as:
a. Acca Dacca
b. Dingos Ate My Baby
b. Antichrist/Devil’s Child
5) AC/DC slept with your:
d. All of the above
ANSWERS: 1) C. 2) D. 3) B and D—as it was called in press reports. 4) A. 5) D.